Drohan Brick Featured in Lancaster County Magazine
This beautiful renovation involves new retaining walls, a fireplace, cast stairs and paver materials by Drohan Brick.
Choosing Your Landscape Lighting Design Style
It's important that the outdoor lighting design that you choose for your outdoor area has the real feel. Every yard is going to be different. There are no template designs that can simply be picked up and applied to your specific setting. If your home and property has a central theme (such as classic, understated, etc.), you will want to bring that out. But there's more to the design than the central theme; there is a panoply of themes, and any number of personal or professional styles to address those themes.
Options for Landscaping Lighting
From spotlighting trees to highlighting pathways, landscaping lights add beauty and safety to your outdoor spaces. If you think your outdoor plants, trees, and shrubs are only viewable during daylight hours, you're missing out. Easy-to-install options for landscaping lights can increase the viewing enjoyment of your outdoor space, adding a brand-new vista for your flowerbeds and borders. Here's expert advice on how to integrate lights outside.
The Secrets to Fabulous Outdoor Lighting
Light up your yard with style for entertaining, relaxing, beauty, security, and safety.
Layers of Light
Make your yard look as beautiful at night as it does during the day with good landscape lighting. We'll show you how to combine ambient lighting with task lights for security or safety -- and how to incorporate accent lighting such as spotlights, strip lights, and water-feature lighting.
Guide the Way
Lead guests to the front door with path lights set along the walkway. For the most pleasing look, choose soft, nonglaring fixtures that direct most of the light downward.
Install an Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit
More than nearly any other outdoor feature I can think of, a fireplace (or fire pit or bowl) instantly makes the yard the place where everyone wants to be. It easily becomes the focal point of a space, drawing friends and family together around its warm glow. Whether your ideal vision includes kids roasting marshmallows over a rustic wood fire pit, or relaxing with a glass of wine in the evening in front of a beautiful gas fireplace, there is sure to be a just-right fire feature for you.
Advantages of Fire Pit Cooking
Fire pit cooking is gaining popularity! While outdoor grilling used to be done only on a charcoal or propane grill or barbecue, more and more people are discovering the joy of building a wood fire and using your barbecue pit to grill delicious food while enjoying the warmth and aromas of a real wood fire.
Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit?
Both structures provide a visual focal point while giving off warmth and light. A popular amenity, they also allow homeowners to use their back yards more often, not just in the spring and summer.
Choosing The Best Grill Checklist
Whether you prefer gas or charcoal, we've assembled helpful tips on buying and using a great grill.
Read Full Article: Choosing the Best Grill Checklist
13 Best Grilling Tips
1. Gas vs. Charcoal?
2. Get It Hot!
4. Brush It Off
5. Oil It Up
6. Safety First
7. Marinate Your Meat
8. A Chimney Starter
9. Is It Done?
10. Use A Grill Basket
11. The Hand Test
12. Tame The Flames
13. Give It A Rest
Read Full Article: 13 Best Grilling Tips
Designing an Outdoor Kitchen
Nothing marks the start of backyard season quite like a cookout! We've got all the ingredients you need for an open-air cooking area that's truly worthy of your five-star food. Incorporate as many improvements as you'd like—and as your budget allows—then expand your chef's corner and outdoor dining spaces over time. Get started with some of our best ideas, complete with inspirational photos and step-by-step instructions.
Cozy Fire Pit & Patio
A fun addition for upcoming fall evenings - a cozy fire pit and patio. Featured materials: Pavers - Pine Hall Brick's Rumbled Cocoa & Nava Stone® Cappuccino; Wall - Newline Hardscapes' Napa Granite.
Wood Fired Kitchen
A unique spin on the traditional wood fired oven using reclaimed (used) bricks.
Schneider Residence - Patio & Fire Pit
Also seen below, this charming patio and fire pit was submitted by Ralph Schlegelmilich & Son Masonry. Featured materials: Pavers - Belgard's Mega-Arbel Patio Slab Bella; Border - Belgard's Country Manor Bella; Fire Pit - Eagle Bay's Aspen James River; Wall - Versa-Lok toffee chocolate.
This delightful walkway and garden design was created by Landscape Impressions. Featured materials: Pavers - Belgard's Lafitt Potomac; Wall - Belgard's Belair Potomac.
This beautiful pavilion was created using Eldorado Stone's Willow Shadow Rock for the fireplace, and Pine Hall Brick's Rumbled Rose Pavers for the floor.
Patio & Fire Pit
A cozy lighted patio & fire pit - perfect for S'mores! Featured materials: Pavers - Belgard's Lafitt Bella / Wall - Belgard's Weston Stone® Bella / Fire Pit & Border - Belgard's Country Manor Bella
We had a landscape challenge in our back yard with the "well cap" that seemed impossible to hide/camouflage. We got the idea that we could kill two birds with one stone by building a "foundation" for a fountain with one of you fire pit kits and hide the well cap and enjoy the benefits of a fountain! These pictures show the project in work.
Retaining wall at Pleasant View Retirement Community
Diesel is the Supervisor, Martin's Greenhouse & Nursery, Duane Martin
Retaining wall at Pleasant View Retirement Community
This project used the Anchor Diamond Stone Cut Retaining Wall System. Diesel is the Supervisor. By Martin's Greenhouse & Nursery.
Rockin Drohan Brick at the Late Show with David Letterman
Drohan Brick in NYC at the Late Show...
Out and about with friends
Fire pit / Patio
Finishing up Fire Pit
Memorial Day Cookout with Great Family and Friends
Brick is not just for the exterior!
Brick is not just for outside! Here it is in our basement pub.
Open house -- kick off
Get A Shirt Today!
Join us today for the Drohan Brick open house, get a shirt and enter to win a free pizza party!
Jack and Bobbi Thomas patio
This fireplace wall was originally just plain old boring white drywall. Now it is amazing, thanks to hardscaping from Drohan!